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.s. california foreclosure are now at the lowest level since 2007. 5-3 5-31,000 foreclosure in third quarter of this year. that's down 13 percent compared to last year. california saw 45 percent decline in foreclosure over the last year that's the biggest did he children in the nation. >> to southern california now where the space shuttle endeavor getting ready for the final trip this will take it 12 miles down the road to museum in los angeles. this is a live picture of a shuttle white is being held in los angeles. shuttle has sat there for 3 week at the los angeles international airport in this hangar. before dawn hits the shuttle again the very complicated and slow move through the streets. streets will be closed. whole bunch of tree cut did you know and power lines have been removed or raised in some cases. the trip is expected to take two days. what an operation that is. >> my goodness what a sight that will be. a lot of rain in southern california this morning. we had a little bit here as well. >> a little bit. spencer tracks it for us and here with the latest forecast. >> so
open refinery in southern california and problem with pipeline that brings crude oil into some of the refinery. now california doesn't have the cleanest gas in the country but comes at a price. today an ornization reprenting indepeent gas atio made a movehat cou he brght praise down for everyone. annette is in sacramento tonight with the story. >> to bring down high gasoline prices the association here which represents independent station operators had a waiver with state regulator asking they be able to send winter blend fuel now. the annual switch from the more complicated summer formula to the easier and faster to make winter blend doesn't officially happen until october 30. >> allowing winter gasoline to be used sooner california will certainly provide additional supply very quickly and that would help the prices. >>reporter: but the wheels of government run slowly. u.s. epa rarely grants state waiver. last one granted was after hurricane katrina. because california has special restriction to ensure we have the cleanest gasoline in the world the state must sign off fir
is california specific. they blame low fuel production on august she have respect refinery fire in richmo, igh prsure in tonsower surge at exx mobile and maintenance on crude oil pipe in southern california >> all of these refinery issues coming together at the same time l essentially the perfect storm if you will. >>reporter: pricey storm gas buddy.com says is driving up wholesale gas prices for retailers. who are then raising prices at the pump. >> there is not a shortage per se. there is more a perception of shortages. >>reporter: it was price and oil forecaster insist the reason for the current gas price surge are false. >> everybody is jack up their wholesale prices not because of current ortages but shingtonthey anticipate to be shortages. >>reporter: he says conmers are being held hostage by shortage scare that doesn't exist. but everyone agrees prices are going up. and they will continue going up by as much as 10 cents a day this week. hitting california consumers right where it hurts. keep going up. and t onomy noto good writ no so making it harder for us. >>reporter: so wha
area cities. some california gas prices are more than a dollar above the national average. price hike is blamed on few refinery problems in the state. governor brown asked treirns switch to a winter formula of gas. he says that will bring in 8-10% more supply spelling relief to drivers and businesses. they find the percentages a bit optimistic. >> if it is right, that would have a major impact on the price of gasoline, increasing our supply 8-10% would be plenty to bring down prices. >> reporter: s figure they don't have any choice to pay high prices. >> it cost more to build here, cost more to do business here and goes more to buy gas here. >> reporter: california has a few refineries to produce the special fuel for the state and we are very vulnerable position when refinery accidents happen. >>eni dianneeinstein asking tonvesgate e recent hike in gas prices. she wants them to establish a permanent market monitoring team. professor says it will be very difficult to determine some companies holding back supply and regular market forces. >>> now to this weekend's other big story. all t
credit card and pin numbers at 63 stores across the nation. 20 stores in california were affected by the crime. six are here in the bay area. frequent customers sar have hasn't seen suspicious activity on her card. -- natalie says her personal information has been stolen in the past. while this is concerting she says it is a common problem. >> i am surprised. when i think about the credit card fraud and how we can always get it returned back i'm not too concerned. >> reporter: only one pin pad was hacked at each location affecting less than 1% of the devices. all the machines were disconnected september 14th, after the company learned about the hack no word on how long the bugs were in use in the machines or why it took the company more than one month to disclose the data breach. >> i would have a problem with it if the credit card companies were not proactive in reversing the fees and problem then that would bother me >> there are so many other ways that credit cards get stolen is -- may as well do cash. >> reporter: barnes & noble is urging customers to change the pins on their
a consultant on the film. >>> another shark attack off the coast of california, and tonight a surfer is badly hurt. it is the second in a few days in fact. the fatal attack happened last week in southern california and another happened at noon off the humboldt coastline. john is here to explain why this time of year means sharks get closer to people. >> today's incident follows the fatal attack that happened in southern california. there have been several noninjury shark encounters this year. it is why some surfers call this month sharktober. the image on the surfboard says it all. a chunk taken out by what is believed to be a great white shark. it seriously injured a 25-year-old surfer off the coast of humboldt county. he had a 14-inch gash from his ribs to his hip. >> we hoped on him right away. me and another guy that happened to be an emt. we hoped on top of him and used our body weight to hold it in and make sure he wasn't bleeding too bad. >> another victim put him in his truck and rushed him to waiting help. >> they were in the back of the car and applying pressure to the wounds. the g
. >> california public utility commission is blaming pg&e mismanagement for its rejection of a plan to have writ pairs foot most of the bill for fixing its pipe lane around california. pg&e said the customers should pay 90 percent of the cost. p uc plan cuts that to 36 percent. pg&e share holders would also pay for any cost overrun. but rate payer advocate group claims the fine present on the deal would still have customers paying more than half the cost of the overhaul. all of this of course was touched off with the pipeline explosion that destroyed dozens of home in san bruno two years ago. in the statement pg&e said today it is disappointed in the decision and added that the plan was designed to be as economical as possible. >>> well lets go to southern california now where this is a very tense but exciting time for alameda base company. they are overseeing the transit of the space shuttle endeavor. after zipping around the globe at 17,000 miles an hour the endeavor is now moving to the streets of .%a angeles at 2 miles an hour at best squeezing past power liens, light pole and driveway
that live in california, let us be a lesson. we may have earthquakes but this is something new, in missouri, it's regular. st. louis fans, nice people to hang around with, even those that decked out in orange and black. >> unbelievable fans here. >> they dress up a little bit. >> dan: that is wayne freedman reporting in st. louis. as for fans here, a lot of them called in sick to be able to watch the game. >> i should be working right now so i should be picking up phone calls. i would rather be sitting here at the bar watching the game. >> are you working today? >> i called in. it's okay. >> are you going to be in trouble? >> no. >> not that big a deal. >> we'll move on to something very different. to new york where the f.b.i. says a 21-year-old man from bangladesh planned to blow up the federal reserve bank in new york city. they is accused of building a secret al-qaeda cell here in the united states. on the sting operation that led to the arrest. >> prosecutors say the suspect is 21-year-old moved to america from bangladesh in january of this year specifically to carry out a terror attack
the political battle that has california schools caught right in the middle. >>reporter: with proposition 38 behind in the poll, civil rights attorney launched a new attack ad slam ago competing tax measure pushed by governor brown. proposition 30. which also funds public education income tax hike. shows brown proposal may claim to fund schools but the money will probably be raided through the back door by politician. her brother charles amonger is also funding a separa mui-million dollar anti-3 mpai. >> prop 30 sends money here but lets the pitician take iout here. that's why sacramento is behind it. >>reporter: the governor campaign staff did not weren't this to happen. in fact pro prop 30 ads have stayed positive. >> prop 30 stops the cuts restore funding for our school. >> what they have didn't is taken their eye off the ball. this is no longer obviously about students and our future and funding our schools. this is about winning to them. >>reporter: amonger campaign did not return repeated calls and e-mails but in the past has said her proposal to raise the income tax on slidin
could be seen for miles no one hurt, no word on cause. >>> supporters of california's ban on same-sex marriage will have to wait long ter to find out what the supreme court is going to do. the court released a list of cases it will not consider between now and june. prop 8 was not on that list that. means support still has until november 19th, to decide whether it will take the case. -- january 1st, california becomes the first state to ban controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at turning gay teenagers straight. governor brown signed that bill into law last night. the senator who wrote it says it stops children from being psychologically abuse. conservative religious groups and some republicans argue that law hinders parental rights. >>> new era for grocery shoppers in san francisco you have to bring your own shopping bags or pay. part of the crackdown on plastic bags you don't bring your own bags, you are going to be charged 10 cents for a bag. next year restaurants will be that ban designed to help san francisco reach zero waste goal. >> just carry -- [ unintelligible ] the
that high for 89 not even premium. >> last time this bad in california was 2008. and this spike is supposed to be even worse. the reason? gasoline shortage. due to pipeline outage and closure in southern california and the chevron refinery fire in richmond in august. whole sale praise up 1 dollar meanshe price at the pump is shooting up too. >> 170 dollars for5 gallon. >>porter: in uthe california tis indepennt gas station is charging nearly 6 dollars a gallon. >> take it all down and have no goods or we have to just charge that. we have no option. >>reporter: analyst at gas buddy.com say prices everywhere will rise until next week. and then level out. some gas station owners may opt to close instead of selling pricey gas. >> risking thousands of dollars of losses some station opens are throwing in the towel and saying forget it i'll buy goods when it drops in price. >> reporter: the owner of this business dent have that option. he needs gas now and someone has to pay for it. >> i have to tell my customers that the praises are even higher than usual. >>reporter: analyst say prices
. they actually haven't paid for the rights to do this. they have been a long sponsor of the california science center. they are getting this opportunity, and it is a pretty spectacular opportunity for them. this could happen in the next matter of moments. and then it will go back on to the carrier. tomorrow there will be more of a journey and they will find the event actual -- the eventual home at the science center. if you ever make it down to southern california check out the science center near usc and you can see the shuttle up close and personal. reporting live, channel 7 news. >> thanks very much. appreciate it. >>> still to come on abc7 news at 11:00, it is official. we will tell you when and where the next giants playoff game will be held. >> and it took more than 50 years, but now a 93-year-old south bay woman finally has her college degree. >> and on-line shopping upgraded. the hot new act that brings your purchases to you within the hour. and coming up on "nightline." >> coming up next on "nightline" a sex scandal in a sleepy town with an exercise instructor, her alleged prostitutio
if a couple suspected of murder in hercules will be extradited to california. darnell antonia washington were arrested near seattle. they are wanted in southern california on charges that include a prison escape and shooting at a deputy when arrested the kim was driving the stolen car owned by susie ko the retired teacher from hercules found murdered in her home october 5th. >>> right now a judge is holding a closed hearing to determine if a teen charged with attempted murder and stealing a lamb gain any will stand trial. max wade is charged with several felony counts. he stole the lamborghini to impress a girl then shot at her and boyfriend after she rejected him. >>> port of oakland commissioner are meeting tonight to consider legal action against one of their own officials accused of spending thousands of public money at a strip club. the board says an audit shows a port official spent $4500 at a houston strip club in 2008. the board didn't discover where the money was spent until earlier this year. the commissioners met friday and will resume this evening. >>> stanford university is baski
with other state mental health workers throughout california are observing this two year anniversary of the murder of a psychiatric tech donna gross was killed on-the-job by a patient in 2010. hospital union workers will be joined by state assembly workers tonight at napa state hospital. hospitals statewide have made changes as a result of the tragedy. >>> san bruno city council will vote on a measure tonight that calls for forcing out the head of the public utilities commission eight people died september 2010, their families accuse the puc chairman of making backroom deals with pg&e and not working to protect the public. >>> police plan to release more details on the case of missing teenaged girl from petaluma found safe in the central valley. 15-year-old ruby mendoza, was last seen getting in a car with her godfather a 29-year-old and another man last wednesday yesterday afternoon police in fresno received a tip she was in a home south of fresno. police went to the house identified ruby and arrested the man. >>> giants fever is gripping the bay coming off of last night's epic seri
to oust mirkarimi from the position. >>> california gas prices set another record today. but the increases may end even before the cheaper winter blend of fuel reaches consumers. analyst say whole sale fuel prisons plunged today and that decline should be renreingted at the pump this week. triple a today shows the price at the pump state wide went up 2 cents over nature to 4.68. in san francisco the jump was a penny to 4.74. oakland saw a penny jump to 4.68 and san jose average was also 4.68 up 2 cents. now increment increases certainly compared to the 45 cents spike last week. annette explains tonight why relief is now in sight. >> hang on. price is coming down. >> not long after governor brown issued a weekend directive ordering state regulators to do whatever it took to ease gasoline praises, the california air resource board won fast approval from the u.s. epa to stop requiring expensive summer blend gasoline medley. since only 3 week before the normal switch over to winter blend. the thinking was the dirty formula wouldn't affect people health too much. >
of the year has had multiple offers. >>reporter: 73 bids on this california house alone. it sold in one week for nearly double the asking price. this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom news los angeles suburb only on the market for a couple of hours and already take a look at thi this. dozens of realtor have stopped by to scope out this property for their hungry clients. what is behind the sudden crush? fewer house force sale. compared to just a year ago foreclosure are down 16 percen percent. last time the numbers were this low was before the recession hit. those days of all those cheap homes driving down prices are ending. >> we have clearly hit the bottom and i think that's what everybody has been waiting for. >>reporter: but there's still a long way to go. many aren't moving because they owe too much on the more than and can't afford to sell at these prices. 6 years ago the median home price was about 230,000 dollar dollars. today it's just above 187,000. whether parker wins the bidding war or not, put a bid on this one. >> most likely yes. >>reporter: her eagerness to buy guess sign for hom
. >> federal court in san francisco took on a case today that could erase part of california landmark 2006 law aimed at reducing green house gas he m dogs 1990 level. the court must decide how far state can go in regulating fuel emission. federal judge has already ruled it unconstitutional. petroleum industry says the rules discriminate against fuel producers from the midwest who don't follow california standards. california officials say the state has the right to regulate fuel that harm the environment. state emission standard will continue in effect until the court of appeals make its ruling. that could take months. >> republicans are calling it shades of solyndra. a 1 2 3 systems lift um battery maker received hundreds of millions of dollars in government support filed for bank situation. mackenzie company received more than 2 by million in state federal funding to help it run its operation providing battery for electric cars and other products. also been plagued by defective product. shares in the company initially sold at 20 dollars yesterday. they were going for just 6 cents.
30 to help fund california pun schools. now a group from arizona with conservative tie called american for responsible leadership has donated 11 million dollars into a super pack account belonging to small business action committee to help defeat brown's measure. he says the out of state interests are hurting california school children. >> my entire career i have never seen such the a secret fund of money poured into the campaign in the last 3 weeks. but we intend to expose those anonymous donors. >>reporter: government reform groups are trying to trace the money and filed a complaint with the fair political practice commission. to force the pack to identify donors. though unlimited amounts of money can be donated to super pack a new california law says the names of contributors to non-profit must be made public. >> challenging for a voter is you have a hard time evaluating the truthfulness and bye as of the spurned. >> it's politically motivated attack. >>reporter: small business action committee pack says donor must be revealed only if the money is for something specific
in a gold dodge caravan with possible california license plate of 6 v o one y 107. what it ford explorer with california plate of this number on the screen. >>> manufacturing on. apple unveiled the new i-pad mini today as expected. along with some other devices designed to hook consumer before the all important holiday shopping season kicks into high gear. details tonight from 7 news business and technology reporter david louie. >> it's the one time apple didn't succeed in keeping a secret. i-pad mini made the debut just in time for the important holiday shopping season. >> you can hold it in one hand. now this just isn't a slunken down i-pad. it's an entirely new design. >>reporter: while screen is almost 2 inches smaller than the original i-pad the display resolution is identical. that means graphic. text. photo will look the same. apple did aside by side comparison with android tablet to prove even smaller i-pad beats the competition. >> all the vendors that are competing with apple are going to see what apple i-pad mini now as the gold standard and are going to have to go so
. we went to stores in new york and california, and the p.i.n. pad devices were gone. barnes & nobles took the p.i.n. pads out nationwide. it is unclear how the thieves infiltrated the stores. what is clear, the ominous potential to run up thousands of dollars in purchases, ruin credit and steal customer identities. they have to monitor their credit reports and bank statements. >> reporter: authorities warn, they are expecting more scams like this, targeting other stores. pierre thomas, new york. >> it is a busy wednesday night, the city rededicates the plaza outside city hall, in time for a new round of up on demonstrations. a huge new solar farm takes root in the north bay. why some neighbors want to opt out. >> after a cool, but rain-free game 1 of the world series, what can we expect tomorrow in game 2? that's coming up. >> also, one child, 3 paraphernalias, how scientists are breaching >> as of today, the san raphael airport is the largest solar farm in marin county. it will sell to marin clean energy, competing with pg&e, but a few people are not happy about that. >> reporter: t
are about to be added to the california firefighters memorial in sacramento. vallejo fire captain william young served 31 years in the department. willy west firefighters with lockheed before joining east contra costa county fire department. and paul frank started working for alameda fire department 1973 they all died of job relited cancer. names etched into the sacramento memorial. they join more than 1200 names already indescribed on the wal wall. firefighters who died in the line of duty. >> sacrifice that firefighters give on daily basis i think people kind of miss the point sometimes of just how much of their lives are giving up. just because that's who they are. >> inscription are part of 10 year anniversary of the memorial. event will be held october 19th and 20th. >>> on the subject of fires. man went door to door this afternoon warning his neighbors just moments after fire broke out at the apartment building in oakland. fire started at lunch time about 12:40 in an apartment building located behind a flower shop on fruitvale avenue. listen to the good samaritan now explai wh
whole sale price have become so high at least one independent station in southern california has closed temporarily. of our sister station in los angeles has more on that story tonight. >> there is no business. no business hear. market is dead. you know. how am i to come up with 20,000 dollars expense. >>reporter: charles owns low key independent gas station here. he had to shut down the pump this morning because purchasing gas for his station was just too expensive. and to make a profit he would have to charge nearly 6 dollars a gallon for regular unleaded. >> you see the prisons over there? 6 dolls. if i get gas purchase the gas rate now fr thcompan i he t sell at that preo ha 10 cent on the gas. >>repoer: prices sky rocket due to cut back in supply because of problems at refinery in california. exxon mobile in thorns suffered power failure. chevron pipeline shut down last month and richmond, california plant is operating at reduced capacity after a fire in augus august. for drivers like ryan who greatly depend on gas for work t burden this wk price hike is alst too much t
southern california. right now you are looking at a live picture near bakersfield where the president will be speaking shortly this is ken salazar speaking now announcing a new national monument honoring the late farm leader cesar chavez. >>> he boarded air force one this morning after celebrity fundraisers. for the first time he needled himself over the poor debate perfornce last week. 4:00 this afternoon he will be at the international continental hotel. protesters are planning a march and rally to demand end to united states military action. traffic restrictions are in place near the hotel and at the civic auditorium. complete live team coverage of the president's visit starting at 4:00. >>> meantime, the president's republican challenger mitt romney is focusing on foreign policy. today he said mr. obama's failure to protect american embassy workers in libya led to the death of ambassador chris stevens last month. >> reporter: mitt romney shifted his focus today to foreign policy. >> the tax on our consulate on september 11th, 2012 was likely the work of force as fill ed with those
stabbed to death had her home. washingtons wanted in a southern california jail-break and nonfatal shooting of an l.a. county sherry's deputy. >>> the two vice presidential candidates in kentucky making final preparations for a showdown that is more important after last week's presidential debate. katie marzullo with a new poll. >> reporter: according to rasmussen polling voters are attaching less importance to tonight's debate compared to the one four years ago but they think ryan will do more to help his running mate than joe biden. vice president biden touched down in kentucky this morning. he's been going about business as usual and playing his cards close to his vest. >> what eye been doing mostly is -- what i've been doing mostly, is studying up on congressman ryan's position on the issues. >> reporter: congressman ryan arrived last night. >> i know how he will come and attack us. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record he has to run on many >> reporter: democrats the morning building up biden. >> he is who he is. i'm hoping that comes on tonight i think the person
:00 a.m. this morning. scheduled for fuel stop in apple valley, california. final destination was scheduled for regional airport in tucson, arizona. now the plane came to the attention of authorities after it was reported missing by the pilot's wife. she became concerned when he didn't show up for a scheduled fuel stop. now officials in arizona half moon bay have been lacking for the plane but so far have come up empty. now the craft seats 2 but it wasn't medley clear if he was traveling alon alone. now the faa for their part are lacking both here and in arizona and 50 mile radius around both airports. they are asking that anyone with information contact authorities medley. again, that tail number november 7 2 alpha hote hotel. again anyone with any information at all is ken urged to contact authorities. live in half machine bay. >> it's anxious night there thank you very much gentleman moving on now. a crucial night for the giants. they tied it up here at home tonight against the cardinals one game appease sfv fans were ecstatic tonight. last thing they wented was
, and the guardians of the california victory cannon are still here tonight. because of scheduling issues tomorrow we will see the earliest big game ever. add two more sporting events that have never been seen in the bay area before, and you have one very busy weekend in october. as far as these cal students are concerned, the big game is already on. but the actual kickoff of the big game between cal and stanford doesn't start until noon on saturday in berkeley. it is just one of several sporting events around the bay area. while cal and stanford are going at it, it will be in full swing with skateboarders grinding up picnic benches for the crowd and those like sketchy andy lewis showing off their skills. >> the hardest maneuver is doing a front flip on your feet and back on a 360. other things like a chest bounce where you land on your chest and then spinning flat to the ground 360 degrees and landing back on your chest. >> fans at this free event can actually mingle with the athletes. >> oh yes, that's moi main thing. i am just talking to the fans and hearing what they have to say. >> meanwhile, th
the california university authority in three years at age 21 even though his sentence is nearly 8 years. he was tried as juvenile that's y. >> police in san francisco have arrested a man who sucker punched a 94-year-old woman in china town. it happened saturday afternoon at stockton and sacramento. officers say the man described as about 50 came up behind a woman and hit her for some reason several times in the head. she fell and may have suffered a fractured skull. attacker was chased by witnesses. police arrested him last night. the woman nissan fran general hospital with what we understand are life threatening injuries. >>> the jury deciding the fate of murder suspect esteban wrap up first day of deliberation. he's charged with killing nursing student michelle lee in may of last year. her body found 4 months later. esteban attorney told jurors her client did not plan on killing lee but snapped believing that lee was moving in on her boyfriend. >>> we are just getting started this monday night. it's busy. first storm is dumping snow like crazy the sierra chains required. spencer
. >> the mayor of san bruno talking about how he thinks the california public utilities commission is handling the aftermath of the devastating explosion that killed eight people two years ago. survivors watched as the city council unanimously passed a resolution calling on the head of the scene to quit or be fired. >> i can't bring my daughter back. i am so happy that they are able to stand in front of everyone and support basically what the city needs. >> the city is faulting cpuc president michael pevy for suspending the public hearings to determine how much pg&e might be fined and blaming the regulator for poor oversight. >> they join the uh assembly and calling for the immediate removal of the public utility president michael pevy who failed in his fundamental duty to protect the citizens of the city of san bruno. >> george mitchell was brought in to mediate talks over the potential fines. they accuse him of a backdoor deal to get mitchell on board. and now the mayor wants mitchell and his law firm to step down. >> we are coming to find out when they came out to talk to some of the groups
average price in california dropped by the biggest amount for one week. gallon of regular in san francisco will cost $4.29 down from $4.51 a week. oakland $4.15. san jose $4.12, 28 cent drop if a week ago. >> still expensive. >> yeah. -- >> mike has been checking the latest on that hurricane sandy. >> amazing what is happening trying to push that water into that small area delaware bay, hudson bay that's why you can see everything is rising and flooding that's why this is the real deal compared to some of the others that haven't panned out before. back home, good morning, still have issues here as we come up on 11:20 from mount tamalpais, a lot of cloud cover around case the next couple of hours or so as that starts to fade off. east bay hills, east bay valleys fog was never an issue from vollmer peak in the east bay hills towards diablo. here at home, just picking up cloud cover, a little mist in morning which is what you get with fog, no drizzle and no rain, not expecting any until we get to wednesday, unfortunately the timing is going to be bad for some of us if you are traveling 37 fro
coming to the bay area. i'll be back with live doppler 7-hd. >> carolyn: members of the california national guard are headed east. 88 troops took off in transport planes at moffett field. they will report to north carolina and be knriopd in there. red cross has cancelled hundred blood drives on the east coast and to help make up for the blood loss there are several blood drives taking place here this week. we'll let you know where to go on our website. >> dan: the storm is massive. as a result. thousands of flights were cancelled because of it including more than 150 at sfo. lilian kim caught up with passengers who might not make it out until the etd of the week at the earliest. >> reporter: that's right. people from the east coast have been forced to take an extended vacation. >> hotels have been busy the past couple days. a couple from boston flew in from hawaii but connecting flight was cancelled. >> we had the tsunami warnings stow i evacuation from honolulu. earliest flight is thursday but they are making the most of their stay. they plan to visit fisherman's wharf and golden
>> dan: good evening. we're beginning to begin with two train derailments in central california. a big rig collided with a freight train. 17 miles south of that site a few hours later 30 people were hurt when a ever big rig slammed into an amtrak train headed from oaklando bersfie. >> rorter:witness tol ch officershat the ossing arms were down when a big rig plowed into a train on monday. they heard a loud boom before people went flying. >> for a second, this is a hell of a way to go out in a medication like this. i got to the top, car started t ti over. >> this is reality but it was shaking and shutering and people knew something was wrong. >> reporter: passengers say the train starred brake go hard before it derailed. it was known as cotton tracks and covered passengers. sound startled passengers. >> i had to grab the rails and big bang, cars flying over. they came and told us we need to get ot. it' uncle how fast the traiwasravelg but it tk verahundrefeet for it to finally stop. he witnessed the accident and he said it glide order one wheel before it tipped over. >> i saw peo
from the california counter part. except that when it comes to being an out of counter -- there's nothing like having home field advantage. >> i have been getting heckled but i'm doing all right. >> strange interfamiliar land lives not far away in illinois but he likes the giants. >> i was a big barry bond fan and took my allegiance to san francisco with him. >> he sees many more games here than there. immanuel coming to the stadium as giants fan and being hand add cardinals towel to wave. or seeing a woman who painted all 10 of her fingers in cardinal symbol e. do you see any orange in all of this red? >> this town is red. this is red october. cardinal town. >> which means if you are a giants fan uttering the words go giants you have to wonder if anyone is listening. for fans in st. louis during this game 4 there have been better nights. >> i think they are scared. they are feeling sad. we are doing well. >>reporter: more than a little too well as far as giants fans are concerned. as the rainfal rainfalls on busch stadium ready to turn the later out, their sentiment ec
in northern california to help those back east. go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >> we will continue to track this storm and remnants of it and the cleanup but move on to other news. >> walt disney company has made a blockbuster multibillion dollar deal. it has purchased the lucas film creator of the star war series. the price tag was four billion dollars. what it means for all of us. >> it is the film that started an empire. star wars, the company that disney is buying for more than $4 billion. with it promise of more adventures from luke sky walker and rdd two. >> they can expect star wars in 7 in 2015. >> they made the purchase official. because lucas has said six episodes has been enough to him. but he will serve as creative consultant but he is retiring and feelings that disney is the best to continue his legacy. >> i probably would have gotten more money if i competed. that is not the issue for me. it's making sure the film is secure and the property is secure and well taken care of. and best shot to continue in the future. >> kathleen kennedy will become the divi
california when darnell, washington, broke out of jail in august. two days later darnell is suspected of shooting a sheriff's deputy. in seattle when an officer approached the two they took off. after a chase the officers boxed this them in and the driver tried to ram the patrol cars. the vehicle involved belonged to susi kob a murdered woman who was found beaten and stabbed to death over the weekend. this is a significant development in the investigation. >>> well, an unusual october storm dumped hail in gilroy today across the bay area. hail scattered across the street. pretty dramatic picture. spencer christian has been tracking it on radar. fairly rare for this time of year, spencer. >> very unusual, you are right. we still have some of the unusual weather rumbling around the bay area right now. a rather wide path of showers and thundershowers. much of this is light activity but there are likely heavy downpours and a couple of thunderstorm cells near fairfield. the movement over the last couple hours starting in the central valley and moving westward into the immediate bay area. a
california schools is in trouble. 2 state wide survey reveal prop 30 is losing support. mark sat down with governor brown who is driving the yes on 30 campaign. >>reporter: proposition 30 asks voters to approve a temporary tax hike on income over quarter million a year and sales tax hike over the next 4 years. >> by the way average person will pay a quarter of a cent. buy a sandwich for 4 dollars. pay one more penny. >>reporter: governor brown says the revenue will prevent 6 billion in cuts to state funded schools. latest polling number show prop 30 support has dropped since september. latest poll is down 4 points. down 9 points in today's l.a. times poll. probably as a result of the no on 30 political ads that have been playing across the state and playing on the public distrust of government spending. >> 50 billion dollar tax increase. >>reporter: the taxpayer association is leading the charge. >> l stop trying to blackmail people saying we won't funded indication if you don't give me more money. >>reporter: he says the money is earmarked for education and that is where he say
a little south into southern california, cut off lows have a mind of their own we'll watch it for you. waterfront low 60s with a few peeks of sun not bad, breezy, 69 in the city, 74 palo alto, 79 over the hills and we'll look for the monterey bay to slowly clear today lots of clouds aund now. here's a look ahead, couple degrees of cooler tomorrow into saturday then maybe a few raindrops monday and tuesday. what would you do if you won $49,000? big question. with abc, you will find out, we are giving away $49,000 for all our facebook frids. everody i eligle wheer u are aewanor abo wi ufor a whil enter e sweepstakes go to our facebook page, film out a short form and could you win. go to abc7 news. winner october 18th, after the 49ers game we'll announce the winner. i'm anxious to see who it is. lots of folks trying to w, good luck. >> you still have time to enter. >>> new study out you have uc berkeley links common chemical to hormone changes in pregnant women and their baby boys. compound bpa mimics female hormone estrogen mothers with high levels of bpa had a less active thyroid while
in southern california. some weren't buying that. >> i think its outrageous. i'm not sure what the reason is for that. i don't believe what is being purported. >> reporter: in menlo park although turnout -- low turnout at shell because of prices $5.505 -- regular unleaded so many fives the owner had to use upside down twos. >> i thought i need to get where i'm going i come in like i do once a week and fill up and i unfortunately, i don't pay attention to prices. >> reporter: this man refuses to let raised prices raise his blood pressure. >> the prices are going to do what they are going to do. they go up, down, i'm not going to let it bother me it >> reporter: another way to not let it bother you is to know where the best gas prices are where you live. download the free waze app to your phone. it will take you to a place that you can get reasonably priced gas, lowest gas around. you want tdrive 10 miles for gas,ou can that too. is morng i wain menlo park we saw inhe packa, $5.05 for regular, less than three mill miles away you can get it for $4.70, 60 or 50 the waze app can keep money in
bankg state. ifou loo at where the most money has come, not only for obama but for romney, california is number one. >> reporter: it began last night with a roundtable for 25 wealthy donors. each patron paid $40,000. then the president met with 100 people who paid $20,000 each to have dinner with him in the bill graham civic auditorium. outside the venue, 100 people staged protests against various policies, from the use of drones in pakistan, to the federal crackdown on marijuana. >> the president: i love you back thank yu everybody! >> reporter: the esident ended the day at a concert for 6,000 supporters at the auditorium tickets started at $200 per person. he alluded to his debate last week. >> the president: i had a bunch of of folks come to me, don't be so polite, don't be so nice. [ cheering ] president -- >> the president: but i want evybody to understand something, what was being prente wasn't leaderip, at's sasmansh. [ cheering ] >> the president: and we cannot afford another round of tax cuts for the wealthy. >> reporter: mr. obama has raise add average of three million dolla
. the point republican darrell issa of california head of the house oversight committee made clear as he spoke about the consulate attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> it is a long time to wait. >> reporter: today's hearing is supposed to determine if ambassador stevens had adequate security. the chairman of the subcommittee read part of a statement. >> certainly, not an environment where posts should be decked to normalize operations and rduce scuri sources -in accordae th an aificial timetable. >>eporter: the forread mitaryeam inibya is saying the consute never had forces it needed to protect itself and stevens knew he was in danger. >> in june, the ambassador received a threat on facebook with a public announcement. >> reporter: still, some committee members have questions. >> he told the committee -- the total committee there should have been five agents in benghazi. in other interviews conducted yesterday, we learned there were, that there were in fact, five agents in benghazi on the day of the attack. >> reporter: as testimony continues today we'llhe
into southern california we will see clouds and sprinkles for your thursday and friday. as we head into your saturday morning this cold front may bring in some early showers on saturday. but it will be early morning if we get anything. tomorrow afternoon upper 50s to the low 70s. it will be a cooler day. partly to mostly cloudy for the afternoon. the morning will feature a few early showers. and around the monterey bay, 65 in santa cruz. the accu-weather seven-day forecast, after the early morning drop we are going for a few sprinkles for thursday and friday. a warmer pattern, but a chance of showers in the north bay on saturday morning. then notice the second half of the weekend is dry. mid80s by wednesday up ander 60s coast. mike will be here from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. it is not too late to win $49,000 from abc7. these people want the chance. they have all entered through our facebook page. the winner will be announced after the 49ers game. you can enter. go to facebook.com/abc news. click on the win $49,000. that will take you to the forum where you can enter your details. somebody is going t
on its way to the california science center. hundreds of spectators cheered from the sidewalks as the shuttle passed at two miles an hour. indivorce was backed into a shopping center parking lot that's where it sits now being prepared for the next leg crossing over 405 tonight. >>> giants drying off from the champagne showers looking forward to finding out which team they face in the national league championship series. they beat the reds yesterday. posey's grand-slam in the fit led the giants to a 6-4 victory. tonight's game between the cardinals and the nationals will determine which of those two teams the giants will face for the title and whether sunday's first game will be in san francisco or washington, d.c.. >> different story in oakland. a's fans are thanking their team for a fantastic season. the cinderella team lost last night in game five of their division series. tigers shut them out 6-0. the fans say what a ride it was in losing gave their team a standing ovation. that's so classy. >> well deserved. they came from behind, that was great >>> the presidential candida
arrived. right now the faa is urging law enforcement agencies throughout california to be on the look out for this missing plane. we'll bring you any updates on the developing story as soon as we get them in. >>> well there is some other developing news tonight. all south bound lanes of highway 101 out of san francisco are blocked. there's an injury accident. here's the situation on 511.org. a lot of people getting stuck. who were at baseball game at the park where the giants won against the cardinals. >> here's the 1-2. launched into right. back at the track. giants take the lead. >> that was the start of a very good night in game 2 of the national league championship series. sports director larry is here with the details on this is exactly what we needed to even the series up. >> last night belonged to the cardinals and tonight the giants. they found themselves down 6 nothing to st. louis last night. scored first tonight. got a terrific start from ryan and series tied at 1-1. fans talking about this for the rest of the steers. matt taking on marco on hard fly to second base
millions of californians are better prepared for the big one. the great california shakeout happened about an hour ago across the state and country. schools, businesses, government buildings all took part in the drop, cover and hold on drill. on the streets a group called safety first simulated a temblor. >>> people talking a stunning meteor shower that lit up over the sky. you can see a couple bright flashes. many report hearing a big boom around 7:30 last one expert believes debris may have landed near martinez. astonomers say we may see more the next few nights if you caught the meteor on camera, we want to see it. e-mail to ureport. >>> one said it might have been as big as a car. >> that's big. >> meteorologist mike nicco. >>> clouds on the increase overnight you may want to head to higher ground after tonight. we'll talk about how much these item are going to tumble d rain in the forecast good chance next week. i'll have the forecast for the 49ers game. >>> what a day for football and baseball. the giants get ready to battle from behind in the >>> giants' fans are looking to lincecu
is getting underway. >> reporter: the california highway patrol is just right now beginning a closure of the westbound fast lane here on the san mateo bridge. the entire bridge all lanes both directions, will be closed beginning 10 tonight. traffic is flowing smoothly on the san mateo bridge now. later today that won't be the case. the bridge closes this weekend for a three million dollar project to replace a temporary fix made two years ago. in october 2010, inspectors found a cracked steel beam under the bridge one of a series of wish-bone shaped beams connected to concrete girders that support bridge. at the time steel plates were secured above and below the failed beam. >> we designed a new system for where the tressel meets the incline on the bridge. what we're putting this is 12 new sections of the bridge and new seismic joint that allows the bridge to move during the event of a quake. >> reporter: caltrans needed to get this project finished before the rain if i season, after dumbarton work was down and while the 49ers are away. for commuter mike, any closure comes at a bad tim
jeans black boots red top with pink brace on her teeth >> police in southern california say man who was set on fire appears to be a victim in all of this. with no connection. you are looking at video from last friday outside long beach market. victim is sitting on the ground on the left-hand side of the screen. man walk up tosses a mug to have kong tail sets him on fir fire. victim in the hospital in critical but stable condition with serious burns. there noise evidence the suspect and the victim know one another. >>> well new at 11. las vegas police have zero in on man suspected of stealing 1.6 million dollars in casino chip chips. they believe he walked into the casino on october 10. got into a closed area where he pried open a chip container. unlikely he will be able to redeem the high value chips. >> tomorrow apple is expected to make its biggest product announcement since revealing the i-pad. apple is expected to unveil a smaller less expensive tablet the invitation only announcement set for 10:00 a.m. in san jose. now david louie will be live tweeting the event as it
that bit and killed a surfer off california's central coast was a great white. the santa barbara county sheriff's office released this photo showing marks from the shark's teeth on the bottom of the surfboard. the great white was at least 15 feet long. it was big. the shark researcher made that determination after examining the body of francisco javier solorio who was killed in the shark attack. >>> in an exclusive interview, a former san jose police officer says time card fraud in the department is rampant. he is suing the city. the city, the police department and two other officers. he says they routinely went out to eat or took in a movie when they were forced to work. he was forced to retire early after his team labeled him a snitch. it began in october 2010 when he says he left a poohy swraw party. >> i -- when he left a pizza party. >> that's the coaster, but do i have to do what people do? no. it is just because people say it is okay it doesn't mean it is okay. >> a representative from the city attorney's office says it has reviewed the complaint and found the claims to be unsubs
spree that stunned northern california. exclusive confession tapes on sichbilityd you will keep digging. thanks dan. >> let's get a check of the forecast right now. >> weekend almost here. sandy is here with the forecast. >> it is looking spectacular upcoming weekend plans. show you a picture right now. this is unbelievable. look at this shot. this was sent by the squaw valley open today just for a day. winter fundraiser for skiers and to the public and it's the earliest it has opened since 19 skichlt you can clearly see why. couple of feet of snow this week with the recent storms and it looks dry for the next three days if heading up there to just go play in the snow. let's check out live doppler 7 hd writ now. skies clear and headed to a cold night. own radar on mt. st. helens that. rain in the forecast a chance later on and i'll talk about that in just a moment. it will be tracking that moisture when it develops. temperatures in the 50's and 60's running cooler than where you were yesterday at this tim time. so here are the highlights clear and cold tonight. sunny an mi
into california. cloud cover you can see the morning clouds, low clouds, fog dissipating at a slower clip than yesterday. we still have half mile at santa rosa quarter mile novato up to a mile in napa, 2 1/2 mile visibility in san jose. still thick because it is going to hang around longer, all of us still in the 50s until you get to east bay valleys, low to mid 60s. monterey bay and inland mid to upper 50s mainly cloudy. late bay sunshine another cool day rain tomorrow evening for halloween drier and warmer weekend. first, talk about how the clouds back to the coast by late this afternoon, keeping new the 60s with san francisco and san mateo, low to mid 70s everywhere else except east bay valleys upper 70s. 67 monterey everybody else the mid 70s around the bay. tonight mainly cloudy, maybe a little drizzle as we start to infuse the atmosphere with moisture overnight do not believe the fog will be as thick as it was this morning many very mild, low to mid 50s we should be in the 40s in most areas. two areas of high pressure still holding down the fort , you can see this low is starting to barr
of california melinda joined the campaign today saying changes are coming. >> it's capturing everyone's heart,. >> reporter: but it's the students that are most effected by the movie. >> there is no purpose watching someone get hurt over nothing. >> to be better person and be nice to each other. bullying is not right thing to do and it should be stopped. >> cheryl: that was lyanne melendez reporting. joining us is what is being done to combat bullying. jeanie saunders, safety manager for the alameda county office of education. i just want to start quickly. you were bullied yourself? >> i was. it goes back to that experience, i can still think of the words that the students used to bully me. i talk with other adults. >> cheryl: so it lasts a long time? >> it does. >> cheryl: you are committed to this issue. what are school administrators doing? >> school administrators start by creating policies. having clear and consistent policies and procedures for bullying. it's really the best way to start the conversation. you have to have students understand what the school's stance is on bullying. to t
0,000 california foster children, extra curricular activities help provide a sense of identity and a path to success. joining the soccer team. getting help with math. going to prom. i want to learn to swim. it's hard to feel normal, when you can't do the normal things. to help, sleep train is collecting donations for the extra activities that, for most kids, are a normal part of growing up. not everyone can be a foster parent... but anyone can help a foster child. >>> coming up at 11:00, we'll pick up our coverage of sandy. look what new york firefighters are dealing with, floodwaters and flames. some parents use the internet to save a teacher's job and you could, too. michael finney explains how. those stories and lot more coming up at 11:00 over on channel 7. larry is here tonight. good showing for the 49ers. >> very impressive. niners paid a visit to the desert facing arizona. cardinals lineman said he hade the niners. he wanted to stick it to them tonight. 49ers shut him down and shut him up. gorgeous sun set in the desert. and game manager, alex smith to michael crabtree w
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